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does anyone have pictures or information relating to the 12 volt "cigarette" lighter plug to be used as power for GPS or the like and where it should be installed on a 2012 goldwing?


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It mounts inside the left fairing pocket, and plugs into an existing factory harness that you'll find once you remove that pocket:


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thanks for the info. i had one mounted in my 02 but it was a little difficult to get to and i wasn't sure about this new one. will check it out and thanks again.
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Here's a pretty good video on it. I bought the plug last night for 12 bucks and it comes with instructions on how to do it with the video.

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If the '12 is like previous models there is also place to mount and pre-existing harness in the lid of the trunk. I have mounted in both places. However in both cases, it is only good for 3 or 5 amps. Anything higher, such as a small air pump, may fry the circuits. I think there are other stuff on the circuit in the left pocket besides this power outlet. For that reason I ran the one in my trunk straight to the battery and wired in a 15 amp fuse.
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thank you guys so very much - i hard wired one in my 2002 but used it to plug in the battery charger in the wintertime but i have since traded it and have the new 2012.
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I installed a 15amp power outlet in the trucnk; fused and wired to the battery. This outlet is capable of supplying power to a air compressoror if necessary. The outlet in the left fairing pocket is only 5amps. :D
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very good, i appreciate all the comments. Now my next task is to find a way to hook my Amateur Radio up to be able to use it through the circuitry as opposed to the CB, i.e. wish i had the schematic for how the CB hooks up and could use the PTT switch and other things that way.

great comments and i will check the trunk to see if i can find that one.

thanks again fellas.
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Took me all of about 10 minutes to install that. Now I just need to figure out where to route my GPS cable when plugging into the 12v in the left fairing pocket. Any suggestions?
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riff1006 wrote:Took me all of about 10 minutes to install that. Now I just need to figure out where to route my GPS cable when plugging into the 12v in the left fairing pocket. Any suggestions?
If you are talking about the power cable, hook it directly to a fused power location that is only powered when the key is on or at accessory. I installed a added power distribution block just behind the battery and a grounding block both from Electrial Connections. The power block only has power when the key is on or in the accessory position. It also has 6 fused circuits so you can install other accessories through a fused connection. That way if you forget to turn something off it will not run your battery down and all circuits are protected by separate fuses.
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i've gotta add that i wired a connector on my 2002 and through the winter i plugged a trickle charger in to keep the battery up while not riding - made it easier to start in the cold weather by having a battery charged up too. I am looking at the RAM mount to be able to connect a handie talkie (ham radio operator), gps, or my sirius radio up, depending on how i am going to ride. the accessory plug in the left pocket will come in handy.
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I used it all the time to charge my cell phone when we were in Yellowstone last week.
Not sure I would try to run anything large off of it though.
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I have installed this accessory plug and plugged in an air compressor to it. Compressor worked for 30 seconds. I am now attempting to troubleshoot why there is no more voltage at the red female connector (bike side). I check all fuses in the fuse box for continuity, all are serviceable. What circuit this red female connector is part of? What would be the connector's name on the drawing so I can retrace the circuit to the power source?
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Those guys might not be around anymorec, but did you test the fuses visually, or electrically?

Did you test them in place, or did you remove them to test them?

I would take the ACC fuse out and replace it, even if it looks like it's OK, because sometimes they've failed on me and looked perfectly fine.

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oldwin wrote: Sun Mar 21, 2021 3:14 pm I have installed this accessory plug and plugged in an air compressor to it. Compressor worked for 30 seconds. I am now attempting to troubleshoot why there is no more voltage at the red female connector (bike side). I check all fuses in the fuse box for continuity, all are serviceable. What circuit this red female connector is part of? What would be the connector's name on the drawing so I can retrace the circuit to the power source?
Remove and do an Ohm check of Fuse #21, Audio/ACC fuse.
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If that fuse is good, LEAVE IT OUT! That circuit was not designed for the load of an air compressor and if the fuse didn't pop, you have a burnt wire.
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Andy has the correct answer. The accessory plug is limited to 5 amps, most air compressors pull more like 15 amps. Hopefully, just your ACC fuse is blown and you don't have any other issues.
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WB5RAG wrote: Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:47 pm does anyone have pictures or information relating to the 12 volt "cigarette" lighter plug to be used as power for GPS or the like and where it should be installed on a 2012 goldwing?
Did you locate the problem? Earlier, I said to check Fuse #21, a 15 amp fuse. That is valid for 2006 and older GL1800's but I do not know about 2012 and later.

On my 2017, it would be Fuse #8 which is a 5 amp fuse. Fuse #21 is not used.

I do not have a dagram for your model and year Gold Wing but I can pretty much guarantee that the circuit you connected the power socket to is only designed to handle 5 amps of current. Hopefully it is just the fuse that has opened and there are no wires that have been affected.

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Remove and do an Ohm check of Fuse #21, Audio/ACC fuse.
Fuse #21 continuity checks ok. No power at the fuse box ACCESSORY terminals. Suspecting a bad accessory relay. More to come on this.
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oldwin wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:34 am Fuse #21 continuity checks ok. No power at the fuse box ACCESSORY terminals. Suspecting a bad accessory relay. More to come on this.
Ignition key is in the ON position, I take it.

Is there an in-line fuse on the accessory plug pigtail? I seem to recall the OE model I put on my '06 had one. The photo that was used in post #2 of this thread doesn't have one.

The owners manual does have a layout of the various fuses, as does the fuse box cover.
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“Is there an in-line fuse on the accessory plug pigtail?”

Yes there is an in-line 5 A fuse which checked out OK
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oldwin wrote: Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:34 am
Remove and do an Ohm check of Fuse #21, Audio/ACC fuse.
Fuse #21 continuity checks ok. No power at the fuse box ACCESSORY terminals. Suspecting a bad accessory relay. More to come on this.
On the early GL1800's the accessory terminals are protected by fuse #6. Check the cover of your fuse panel to verify.
With the ignition ON or in ACC, there should be 12 volts across the accessory terminals.
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"On the early GL1800's the accessory terminals are protected by fuse #6. Check the cover of your fuse panel to verify.
With the ignition ON or in ACC, there should be 12 volts across the accessory terminals."

Fuse # 6 checked out OK. At this point in the troubleshooting process, I believe there are only two possible items that could cause electrical power failure at the fuse box accessory terminals:

1- bad ACC relay #12 (relay has been ordered)
2- burned out wire between the ACC relay switched output and the fuse box ACC terminals (no intent to chase nor replace this wire. Ran a pair of wires from the ACC fuse box terminals to the left fairing glove compartment where the cigarette plug is located).


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